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Storms Roll Across Kentucky

By: Matt Barbour Email
By: Matt Barbour Email

From Pulaski to Pike County, severe storms knock down trees and leave people in the dark.

The storms came quickly and packed a powerful punch.

Jeff Dixon works at a Body shop in the Lost Creek area where he says a tree fell on powerlines, resulting in sparks and smoke.

“It was within 5 minutes. I mean everything went down within 5 minutes or less,” Dixon said.

The Lost Creek Fire Department and Kentucky Power crews showed up quickly.

The heavy rain and strong winds whipped its way through several other communities in Eastern Kentucky.

The story was the same in Lothair in Perry County.

Kentucky Power officials say they will be working into the night to tackle all of the outages.

The latest numbers show just a handful of folks here in Perry County remain without power, while in Floyd and Knott County there are a little less than 6,000 customers still in the dark.

There were several reports of trees down, roads blocked, and power outages in the Big Sandy Region,

Floyd County officials say the worst is on Route 550 in Garrett.

The city of Allen also has lots of trees down.

Pike County officials say wind damaged the roof at the Belfry Speedway and water leaked into the building.

They also report high water on roads in Kimper after the area got two inches of rain in a short time.

So far, no injuries have been reported anywhere.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
801 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2008

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0240 PM TSTM WND DMG NANCY 37.07N 84.75W
07/22/2008 PULASKI KY COUNTY OFFICIAL

LARGE TREE BLEW DOWN ON THE COTTAGE MOTEL NEAR NANCY AND KNOCKED THE BUILDING OFF THE FOUNDATION.

0253 PM TSTM WND DMG BURNSIDE 36.99N 84.60W
07/22/2008 PULASKI KY TRAINED SPOTTER

THERE WERE NUMEROUS LARGE TREE LIMBS BEING TORN OUT OF TREES.

0253 PM TSTM WND GST SOMERSET 37.08N 84.61W
07/22/2008 E70.00 MPH PULASKI KY COUNTY OFFICIAL

COUNTY EM ESTIMATED WIND GUST UP TO 70 MPH, STRONG ENOUGH TO ROCK A LARGE COUNTY TRUCK.

0305 PM HAIL 4 SE SOMERSET 37.04N 84.56W
07/22/2008 E1.00 INCH PULASKI KY TRAINED SPOTTER

QUARTER SIZE HAIL TO SOUTHEAST OF SOMERSET.

0305 PM TSTM WND DMG SOMERSET 37.08N 84.61W
07/22/2008 PULASKI KY COUNTY OFFICIAL

NUMEROUS TREES ARE REPORTED DOWN COUNTY WIDE BY DISPATCH.

0307 PM HAIL BURNSIDE 36.99N 84.60W
07/22/2008 E0.88 INCH PULASKI KY LAW ENFORCEMENT

PENNY TO NICKEL HAIL REPORTED IN BURNSIDE.

0315 PM TSTM WND DMG MOUNT VICTORY 37.03N 84.39W
07/22/2008 PULASKI KY TRAINED SPOTTER

BARN ROOF BLOWN OFF NEAR PEA RIDGE ROAD ON HIGHWAY 1003. NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 192
13 MILES EAST OF SOMERSET.

0317 PM HAIL MOUNT VICTORY 37.03N 84.39W
07/22/2008 E0.75 INCH PULASKI KY AIRPLANE PILOT

PENNY SIZE HAIL ON HIGHWAY 1003 NEAR GOODWATER.

0330 PM TSTM WND GST 2 N LONDON 37.16N 84.08W
07/22/2008 E60.00 MPH LAUREL KY TRAINED SPOTTER

NUMEROUS WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH ON HIGHWAY 192 ABOUT A HALF MILE OFF THE INTERSTATE 75 INTERCHANGE. STRONG WIND LASTED ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

0330 PM HAIL LONDON 37.13N 84.08W
07/22/2008 E0.75 INCH LAUREL KY COUNTY OFFICIAL

SEVERAL REPORTS OF PENNY SIZED HAIL IN LONDON.

0331 PM TSTM WND DMG KEAVY 37.00N 84.17W
07/22/2008 LAUREL KY TRAINED SPOTTER

LARGE TREE UPROOTED AND DAMAGED THE EDGE OF HIGHWAY 363.

0335 PM TSTM WND DMG LIVINGSTON 37.30N 84.22W
07/22/2008 ROCKCASTLE KY BROADCAST MEDIA

LARGE SYCAMORE AND SEVERAL SMALLER TREES DOWN. ALSO POWER OUTAGES.

0336 PM TSTM WND DMG LONDON 37.13N 84.08W
07/22/2008 LAUREL KY TRAINED SPOTTER

TWO TREES DOWN AND 3 LARGE BRANCHES ON THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF LONDON ALONG HIGHWAY 363.

0400 PM TSTM WND DMG SANDGAP 37.48N 84.09W
07/22/2008 JACKSON KY BROADCAST MEDIA

TREES DOWN ON TOP OF CARS.

0400 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 WNW BARBOURVILLE 36.89N 83.97W
07/22/2008 KNOX KY EMERGENCY MNGR

NUMEROUS TREES DOWN OVER THE WEST AND NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTY. WORST WAS NEAR THE LAUREL COUNTY LINE.

0428 PM TSTM WND GST 2 S BEATTYVILLE 37.55N 83.71W
07/22/2008 E58.00 MPH LEE KY TRAINED SPOTTER

TWO LARGE TREE BRACHES TORN FROM TREE. WIND GUST TO 58 MPH.

0442 PM TSTM WND DMG MONICA 37.58N 83.60W
07/22/2008 LEE KY NWS EMPLOYEE

TREE DOWN ACROSS THE ROAD

0445 PM TSTM WND DMG HARLAN 36.84N 83.32W
07/22/2008 HARLAN KY PUBLIC

A COUPLE OF TREE BRANCHES TORN OFF TREE WITH STRONG WIND GUST.

0451 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 W OAKDALE 37.55N 83.53W
07/22/2008 BREATHITT KY NWS EMPLOYEE

SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS DOWN. ONE TREE SPLIT.

0540 PM TSTM WND DMG WAYLAND 37.45N 82.80W
07/22/2008 FLOYD KY EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES DOWN

0540 PM TSTM WND DMG BLUE MOON 37.51N 82.70W
07/22/2008 FLOYD KY EMERGENCY MNGR

POWER LINES DOWN AT 5420 KY ROUTE 2030. TREE BLOWN DOWN ON STORAGE SHED.

0541 PM TSTM WND DMG BOSCO 37.50N 82.84W
07/22/2008 FLOYD KY EMERGENCY MNGR

TREES BLOCKING ROAD ON KY 550 NEAR TURNER BRANCH.

0545 PM HAIL KIMPER 37.50N 82.35W
07/22/2008 E0.75 INCH PIKE KY TRAINED SPOTTER

PENNY SIZED HAIL IN KIMPER.

0550 PM TSTM WND DMG 8 SW PIKEVILLE 37.40N 82.62W
07/22/2008 PIKE KY EMERGENCY MNGR

TREE DOWN BLOCKING KY 122 AT ROBINSON CREEK NEAR NEWSOME LANE.

0551 PM TSTM WND DMG ALLEN 37.61N 82.73W
07/22/2008 FLOYD KY EMERGENCY MNGR

TREE BLOWN DOWN ON HOUSE.

0603 PM HAIL KIMPER 37.50N 82.35W
07/22/2008 E0.88 INCH PIKE KY TRAINED SPOTTER

NICKEL SIZE HAIL FELL ALONG CALLAHAN BRANCH IN KIMPER.

0604 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 S PIKEVILLE 37.46N 82.51W
07/22/2008 PIKE KY EMERGENCY MNGR

ONE TREE DOWN BLOCKING CHLOE ROAD.

0615 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 E META 37.57N 82.40W
07/22/2008 PIKE KY EMERGENCY MNGR

TREE DOWN ON KY 194. 3 MILES EAST OF INTERSECTION OF KY 194 AND KY 119.

0617 PM TSTM WND GST INEZ 37.87N 82.54W
07/22/2008 E60.00 MPH MARTIN KY TRAINED SPOTTER

ESTIMATED 60 MPH WIND GUST AT COURT HOUSE IN INEZ.

0617 PM TSTM WND DMG BELFRY 37.62N 82.27W
07/22/2008 PIKE KY EMERGENCY MNGR

ROOF COLLAPSED AT BELFRY SPEEDWAY.


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